South Lake Tahoe | The PERFECT Vacation

We’ve been back for a while and are still STOKED from our perfect vacation in South Lake Tahoe. We had a really wonderful time and have discovered the perfect recipe for a great vacation for the BF+ and me.

We stayed in a house – so lovely – lots of space and lots of freedom.

The house had a fridge and a kitchen – yes, this might sound silly, but it really worked out great! I had coffee and CREAM, and we both had all our favorite foods. We didn’t have to worry about meals and didn’t spend a fortune eating out. He could eat his sandwiches and oatmeal. I could eat my greek yogurt and berries.

The house was in a GREAT location – walking distance to the lake, park, marsh – great wogging paths, great photo opportunities, walking distance to stores and the Sprouts Cafe – perfect!

We were very active the whole time – we rode bikes and kayaks and spent most of the time outside. This was key for us!

We mixed up our activities alone and together. When he was out enjoying his kickass bike rides, I wogged, tweeted, and toyed with my camera. And as my bike coach, he definitely held up his bargain and helped me successfully complete my first single track mountain bike rides.

We learned a few things about ourselves and eachother during this trip.

For one, I’m not a good passenger. That is all I will say.

Also, it never OCCURRED to me to be in the same kayak – say what? After my initial terror and calming reassurance from the operator that I could trade him the kayak in, we set out. After about 10 minutes, I calmed down and paddled most of the time (I could see that he rested more than is fair share – ha!).

Also, I bet he didn’t know that I know ALL the words to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album – out of consideration to him, I didn’t sing too loudly the WHOLE the time.

He learned that I can drive his truck down a mountain road without incident. He also learned that there is no shame in being dropped off at the TOP of a trail – why kill himself over an extra 20 miles, eh?

And finally, we can survive getting the car stuck in a sandy patch. After we each blamed the other for about 10 minutes, we gave that one up and tried to find the ONE place with cell reception. (Side note: Just because there is a call box sign, doesn’t mean there’s an actual call box. That one is good to know….)


Here’s a Little Glimpse of Our Perfect Vacation

We did yoga under the trees every morning.


We walked 5 blocks to explore the marsh to practice with my camera.


We explored the lake and inlets in kayaks. Sorry for the thumb - I was NERVOUS with the camera and the water!


We enjoyed BEST sunsets and best dinners lakeside.


The BF+ – A Quick Clip Before His First Big Ride (10 Second Confession)


I hiked and snapped when the BF+ went on the "real" rides.


On the greenhorn rides, we found Fallen Leaf Lake.


More photo practice.


Oops! You can't tell from this picture (I had to be VERY stealth), but we are REALLY stuck! The cell reception was horrible - but I didn't have to nibble on his arm for dinner.


The view while waiting for the tow truck.


Fancy Photo of the Luxurious Adventurers


What’s your perfect vacation? Do you have a favorite vacay recipe?


Eating in Tahoe

  • Sprouts Cafe – LOVED this place – great menu of all things healthy and tasty (although I was surprised they didn’t have GF bread)
  • Beacon Bar & Grill – a dinner MUST – the food was great, it was a few feet from the water – we went twice.

Outdoor Fun